• BBC Ten Pieces III Tour 2018

BBC Ten Pieces Tour III 2018

For the 3rd year in a row, the BBC have launched another set of 10 pieces – this time pitched at years 7 to 14.

As Champions for the BBC, Kidenza would like to invite your pupils to attend one of the concerts on our 2018 Tour of The BBC Ten Pieces III.
Our concerts are performed by a full 14-piece professional orchestra. Many of these musicians perform for the most admired UK orchestras and in the West End. Our musicians love working with children and the orchestra and audience have great fun during the performances.

This is not your regular classical concert. This is a concert designed for your pupils, to introduce them to wonderful pieces, take part in the action and engage in learning. Free teaching resources from the BBC (including lesson plans, animated films, simplified arrangements and recordings) are available to continue this learning in the classroom. As BBC Champions, we are there to support specialist and non-specialist teachers in the provision of the musical curriculum – staff enjoy this experience as much as our children!

The 2018 tour has the theme of a musical recipe book and we shall be ‘cooking up some recipes’ with different musical ingredients. We shall open up our kitchen store cupboard and experiment with the different sounds – what will your pupils choose? How will the end result sound?

We will be looking at many different musical elements including form, notation, pitch, dynamics, rhythm and timbre.

The concert will include the following pieces:

  • Copland Rodeo -Hoe-Down
  • Dvorak Symphony Number 9 in E Minor ‘From The New World’ -Largo (2nd Movt)
  • Orff Carmina Burana – O Fortuna
  • Tchaikovsky Nutcracker – Russian Dance
  • Purcell Rondeau – Abdelazer
  • Mozart Variations on Twinkle Twinkle
  • Elgar Enigma Variation 7

The concert will last approximately one hour.

For further details and to book please contact Jennie Yelverton, Projects and Marketing Director on 01892 863627 or jennie@kidenza.co.uk


Frequently asked questions

What is Ten Pieces?

Ten Pieces is an exciting new initiative for primary schools, led by BBC Learning and the BBC Performing groups, focusing on classical music and creativity.

Find out more from the BBC

Why should my school take part?

The project will help schools to deliver key aspects of the educational curriculum, including learning about the works of great composers, composing and performing.

How will it work?

We are asking secondary schools to act as venues for the concerts, which will be open to attendance by primary school pupils from local schools

What age group are the concerts for?

The concerts are suitable for all children from foundation to KS3. We usually allocate specific concerts for secondary pupils.


Are teaching materials provided?

We have free resources available to download and The BBC also have free resource

How do I sign up?

Find out how your primary or secondary school can sign up

What are the Ten pieces?

Find out what the Ten Piece are.

Partnerships and Supporters

  • Sussex Community Foundation
  • Artsmark
  • Music Mark
  • Art Council
  • Sigred Rausing Trust
  • Ann Bryant
  • BBC Ten Pieces

Contact Us

Telephone: 01732 362820

Email: education@kidenza.co.uk

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